Step It Up: Five Great Resources to Get Walking
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Step It Up: Five Great Resources to Get Walking

It’s “That Time of the Month,” gang — my monthly opportunity to share some of the great resources I’ve stumbled upon while working through the badges for the Big Scout Project. You know I’ve become something of a walker over the past year, and I just celebrated my 500-miles-in-one-year mark. So it seemed like a … Continue reading

Creature (Dis)Comforts, Part II: Coral Snakes
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Creature (Dis)Comforts, Part II: Coral Snakes

In the last post, we took a look at that bizarre creepy crawler, the scorpion. I’ve always thought I should like them more than I do; I’m a Scorpio by birth, after all. In fact, based on birth place and time, I’m actually a triple Scorpio. So don’t mess with me. Anyway, we’re taking a … Continue reading

Creature (Dis)Comforts, Part I: Scorpions
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Creature (Dis)Comforts, Part I: Scorpions

I am no fan of the creepy crawler. I don’t keep tarantulas and lizards as pets. Big southern roaches completely creep me out. And I let Charles and the terrier-mix Freida track the occasional mouse behind the hot water heater. But a scout knows her wildlife, and that includes the creepiest and dangerous ones. There … Continue reading

Rebooting the BSP (and Me)!
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Rebooting the BSP (and Me)!

Summer vacation is over, kids & the BSP is back! In addition to rebooting my body this year, I’ve rebooted the look and feel of this blog, and I hope you like it. There’s more emphasis on photos, to be sure, and navigation is a bit more inspired, too! Everything needs a makeover once in … Continue reading

Baking in a Box Oven
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Baking in a Box Oven

For all you big scouts headed off for a weekend of camping, I’ve been reposting some popular camping-related posts from last year. This week’s re-posts have included how to make a fire starter and build a box oven. Today, let’s bake something in that oven!  —————————————————————————— Baking in a Box (a.k.a. Scotch) Oven (reposted from … Continue reading

Ladies & Gentlemen, Start Your Fires (Safely)!
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Ladies & Gentlemen, Start Your Fires (Safely)!

We’re days away from Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start to summer and camping season, so I thought I’d spend the week reposting a few popular posts on the subject from last year. I’ll be making the pilgrimage to the Kerrville Folk Festival myself, and am happy to see that last year’s drought is over … Continue reading